Not in line with the question of the thread, but honestly mamas, this is one I decided NOT to skip. The test has no risks, and the treatment if I were positive is non-negotiable. I read up a LOT more this pregnancy about GBS than I did last time, and I am very thankful that last time wasn't an issue because I went into labor before my GBS results came back and my midwife treated me with Hibiclens, which I now know is almost completely unproven in effectiveness. (Along with garlic and other herbal remedies that I know a lot of midwives recommend.)
I was relying on The Thinking Woman's Guide and a few other similar sources for my information last pregnancy. This time I've expanded, especially concerning specific tests and complications (Gestational diabetes...skipped. the treatment and even existence of a treatable condition is in serious question.) But GBS? I actually requested the test a week early so as not to be caught in the problem I had last time of not knowing if I was negative or not. My current midwife is able to administer IV antibiotics if necessary, and if I tested positive, that would have been my choice for treatment. Since my test was negative, thankfully, I don't have to worry about any of this and have the peace of mind to move on.
Just my .02 on the subject. :)